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NGC 7140

NGC 7140, NGC 7141, ESO 189-7, FRL 354, LEDA 67532, SGC 214849-5548.3, h 3892, GC 4707

RA: 21h 52m 15.3s
Dec: −55° 34′ 10″

Con: Indus
Ch: MSA:1487, U2:438, SA:26


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sa

Mag: B=14.38, V=13.49

Size: 3.715′ x 1.479′
PA: 18°


NGC 7140 = NGC 7141.

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

NGC 7140: Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, R, gbM, 35 arcseconds."

NGC 7141: Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, L, R, first g, then pslbM."

Published comments

Reynolds, J.H. (1921)

Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone 40 to 90 (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.

NGC 7141:

p 600: "The following spirals call for special description on account of their size:

Spindle, no detail visible."

Table p 601: 4x2, "F"

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

NGC 7140: The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object.

NGC 7141: Sulentic and Tifft (1973) notes that this is a galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

NGC 7141:

15cm - mod f diffuse spot @ 80x. 140x: oval in pa20, 1'.5x1'.2 w/wk broad concen. *ings on sfc, esp a brtr one nr center that seems sub*ar. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

2006 February 04


12-inch f/10 SCT (76x)

Soft elongated NE-SW oval haze. The nucleus is just slowly getting brighter but by far outstanding bright. Three stars to the north curl around the galaxy. About 10' south a tri angle of stars prominent in the field of view with the brightest a 7.9Magnitude and slightly yellow in color.

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